Magazine article Variety

It's as Easy as ABC

Magazine article Variety

It's as Easy as ABC

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If ABC Studios head Patrick Moran's office feels like an extension of his home - with the stylish couches, the carefully appointed artwork on the walls - it's intentional. "You want people who are in a creative environment to feel comfortable here, so I try to warm it up a little bit." he says. After all. his office serves as recruitment sessions for marquee names like Shonda Rhimes and John Ridley. "You're only as good as the talent that lives inside the studio,' he says. The show posters hang triumphantly behind his desk - "they're such great calling cards for us." he says - but there's also an inspiring view just outside: to the left is the Mickey Mouse water tower, to the right is the cemetery. "Cradle to grave." he says with a laugh. DEBRA BIRNBAUM

Patrick Moran

Executive Vice President, ABC Studios With ABC since 2010; current position since 2013

Before that: 20th Century Fox TV, UPN

ART AND SOUL

Moran's first job out of college was in an art gallery - and though that career didn't work out. …

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